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THE DEMS PLAN A COMEBACK
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THE DEMS PLAN A COMEBACK

So, yesterday, the DNC elected Tom Perez as its new Chair.

Perez is a former U.S. Justice Dept civil rights attorney, former Dept of Labor Secretary, and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter.

He narrowly defeated Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison. Ellison was backed by Bernie Sanders. He's more liberal than Perez. He's also a Muslim and has been plagued by his former association with Louis Farrakhan (who Ellison claims he didn't know had floated anti-semitic rhetoric, which is hard for me to swallow).

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It was good to see Perez and Ellison ^ implore the Democratic Party to unite immediately following the vote. Perez named Ellison Deputy Chair on the spot.

I think the White House probably wanted Ellison to win; he's a riper target. But, Republicans are already labeling Perez a useless 'establishment politician, like Hillary' and claiming that he won't be able to pull middle American towards the party. We'll see.





02-26-2017 06:15 PM
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RE: THE DEMS PLAN A COMEBACK

President Trump wasted no time trying to troll the Democrats via Twitter following the election.
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Perez told the media today that he and Ellison LOLd at Trump's tweets.





02-26-2017 06:16 PM
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While more Trump protests were going down yesterday, Trump also tweeted an encouragement for his supporters to rally, and my beloved Bernie replied.

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Smiley_emoticons_smile





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I'm very happy at the DNC picks. Great job!! Respect-applause






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Game on, Mags!

I think Bernie, Perez, and Ellison might be a united force to be reckoned with; I hope so.

I really really want at least one branch of the government to be majority Democrat in 2018; balance and all.





02-26-2017 06:33 PM
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(02-26-2017 06:27 PM)Maggot Wrote:  I'm very happy at the DNC picks. Great job!! Respect-applause

Ellison is very divisive here in the Twin Cities.

He definitely likes to stoke the embers.

He's the future of the Democratic Party?

Sheesh.





02-26-2017 06:33 PM
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(02-26-2017 06:16 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  [Image: C5hFfy5VMAAGZFJ.jpg]
Smiley_emoticons_smile


Ahahaha! I like his dry sense of humor and can totally hear him saying that in a deadpan manner.






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(02-26-2017 06:33 PM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 06:27 PM)Maggot Wrote:  I'm very happy at the DNC picks. Great job!! Respect-applause

Ellison is very divisive here in the Twin Cities.

He definitely likes to stoke the embers.

He's the future of the Democratic Party?

Sheesh.

Three years ago, would you have thought the highly divisive, ember-stoking, conspiracy theorist Donald Trump would be the future of the Republican party? I sure wouldn't have.

Truth is, those on the extremes vote more than those of us towards the center and they gravitate more towards candidates like Trump and Ellison.





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(02-26-2017 07:45 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 06:33 PM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 06:27 PM)Maggot Wrote:  I'm very happy at the DNC picks. Great job!! Respect-applause

Ellison is very divisive here in the Twin Cities.

He definitely likes to stoke the embers.

He's the future of the Democratic Party?

Sheesh.

Three years ago, would you have thought the highly divisive, ember-stoking, conspiracy theorist Donald Trump would be the future of the Republican party? I sure wouldn't have.

Truth is, those on the extremes vote more than those of us towards the center and they gravitate more towards candidates like Trump and Ellison.

Tis true.





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So the extreme far left Dems will gravitate towards Ellison. Interesting. Socialism is alive in this democratic cycle and the hope is that it will grow. Good luck with that. Let the immigrants from socialist countries be expelled.






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I picture you in a Thor costume when you post stuff like that for some reason, Mags.

Yeah, Ellison is far left, like Bernie. He's got a network to tap into those folks, as does Bernie. Perez has established contacts and outreach more in the centrist camp, which could help to maintain lifelong Democrats and attract Independents to the party.

They need to increase mid-term voter turn out among all factions of the Democratic and Independent bases, so I think it's a benefit to have a united team working on one message.

Collectively, they need to pull together a cohesive set of goals and a strategy to achieve them soon though, in my opinion. If they can do that, maybe they can turn a large percentage of the first-time protesters into first-time mid-term voters. It could happen.





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(02-27-2017 12:19 AM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  I picture you in a Thor costume when you post stuff like that for some reason, Mags.


hah






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To really make a comeback the way I see it, The Dems need to get outside the box, and start looking at someone in the category like Representative Tulsi Gabbard or the like.






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